Shutout baseball is nothing new for Roberts, who took a perfect 7-0 record into the month of June after allowing just two runs on the season. After his Legion season is completed, he will be heading to Davidson to play Division I college baseball.
Southall hopes that Roberts, along with the rest of his very talented roster, will give his team a shot at competing for a World Series — though the focus still remains on the task at hand.
“We are in District 8,” Southall said. “What they do is the top four teams in D-8 are entered into a round robin tournament. One winner comes out of that and qualifies for the double-elimination state tournament, which is held in Sudbury at the end of July. The winner of that then goes to regionals, then the World Series.
“But we look to take it one step at a time,” he continued. “Every year our goal is to get in the playoffs — something we have had a lot of success with, making it the past six years. It’s quite an accomplishment with all of the competition in D-8. But goal one for us is to get in the playoffs, and goal two is to get into the state tournament. We will see what happens from there.”
Post 150 will take on Saugus at home at 6 tonight. The team plays its home games at Eiras Park in Rowley, which sits just behind the police station.
Post 150 Team Roster
Coaches: Head Coach Tim Southall, Assistant Coach Tom Cashman, Assistant Coach Ryan Browner, General Manager Mike Quinn.
Players: Bobby Barry (Pentucket), Pat Beaton (Pentucket), Justin Cashman (Triton), Tyler Chaisson (SJP), Colton Fontaine (Newburyport), Ralph Francesconi (Whittier Tech), Robert Hallowell (Pentucket), Colby Ingraham (Georgetown), Ryan Kuchar (Pentucket), Joseph Levasseur (Bishop Fenwick), Connor Macrae (Newburyport), Rosario Missiti (SJP), Evan Roberts (SJP), Daniel Rose (SJP), Patrick Slack (Georgetown), Austin Toohey (Whittier Tech), Cameron Toohey (Berwick Academy)